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Cracking the Code is a presentation that reveals some of the secrets behind why some people get ahead in their careers faster than others and how to apply these secrets to fuel your own success.

Cracking the Code is a presentation that reveals some of the secrets behind why some people get ahead in their careers faster than others and how to apply these secrets to fuel your own success.

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  • 1. The Secrets they didn’t teach you in College Jason Lauritsen CRACKING THE CODE TO CAREER SUCCESS
  • 2.
    • Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
    • - William Jennings Bryan
  • 3. 8 SECRETS OF CAREER SUCCESS
  • 4. 1. INVEST IN YOURSELF.
    • Think of yourself like an investment account.
      • Experiences
      • Learning
      • Relationships
    • Invest early so it grows and pays over career.
    • Discretionary time is yours to invest.
    • Take advantage of every opportunity for learning you are offered.
  • 5. 2. BECOME SELF AWARE
    • Self-Awareness
      • Objective understanding of one’s own talents, strengths, weaknesses, and passions and the role these play in our decision making and behavior
  • 6.
    • Components of Self-Awareness
    • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
    • Talents, Strengths
    • Behavioral and Personality Styles
    • Values, Beliefs
    • Passions, Interests
    • Blind spots, Weaknesses
  • 7.
    • Caution!
    • We are the least accurate assessors of ourselves.
    • Recommendation:
    • Utilize assessments (Myers Briggs, Keirsey, StrengthsFinder).
    • Survey people you trust and ask them to identify for you your strengths and opportunities.
    • Reflect on who you are and who you wish to be.
  • 8. 3. HAVE A PLAN.
  • 9. DO I KNOW WHERE I’M GOING?
    • Intentionality
    • The quality of making choices and taking action towards the achievement of important goals.
    • Two Parts:
    • What do you want to accomplish?
    • How will you make it happen?
  • 10.
    • Dream Vacation
    • Where would you go?
    • Why would you go there?
    • What would you do once you got there?
    • What would the experience feel like?
    • Why take a vacation?
  • 11.
    • Dream Job
    • What would it be?
    • Why would you go choose it?
    • What would you do once you got it?
    • What would the experience feel like?
    • Why choose that career path?
  • 12. DO I KNOW WHERE I’M GOING?
    • Personal Manifesto
    • What I plan to do
    • Who I intend to be
    • Written
    • Personal
    • Bold
    • Meaningful
  • 13.
    • Manifesto 1:
    • To make over $100,000 per year by working hard, taking risks and seizing the opportunities that present themselves to me.
    • Manifesto 2:
    • Be the best father and husband I can be. I will do this by committing quality time every day to spend with my family and working hard to ensure our financial security today and in the future.
  • 14. JASON’S MANIFESTO
    • Overwhelm my family with love and support.
    • Be a stellar role model for my children.
    • Fly my freak flag proudly.
    • Make good things happen.
    • Learn and grow every day.
    • Live courageously.
    • Invest generously in my community.
    • Be the solution.
  • 15.
    • Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.
    • – Herodotus of Halicarnassus
  • 16. 4. HAVE SOME GUTS.
    • Spend time thinking about the important issues and have an opinion on things that you can defend.
    • Talk to your boss about your career goals.
    • Share your goals with others.
    • Ask for and take on big, important projects.
    Courage
  • 17. 5. DELIVER RESULTS.
    • Low performers don’t get promoted.
    • Regardless if you love your current job or not, focus on delivering great results.
  • 18. KNOW WHAT MATTERS
    • Questions you should be able to answer:
    • How is my performance measured?
    • What does my boss consider to be high performance?
    • What things are really important to my boss?
    • What do I need to do to meet and exceed these expectations?
  • 19. PRACTICE AND PREPARATION
  • 20. 6. LOOK AND ACT THE PART.
    • Perception is reality when it comes to advancing.
    • Dress for the job you want, not the job you have. (When in doubt, overdress.)
    • Everything you do is important and is being judged.
    • Treat every interaction as an interview for your next job (conversations, meetings, emails, etc).
  • 21.  
  • 22. 7 SECONDS – 11 DECISIONS
    • Educational level
    • Economic level
    • Perceived credibility
    • Trustworthiness
    • Level of sophistication
    • Sex role identification
    • Level of success
    • Political background
    • Religious background
    • Ethnic Background
    • Social, professional and sexual desirability
    Michael Solomon PhD, Chairman Marketing Department, NYU Grad School of Business
  • 23. 7. BUILD YOUR NETWORK.
    • Spend time internally and externally to connect with people.
    • Get involved in groups and organizations.
    • Help others as much as you can.
    • Keep in touch with people.
    • Invest in LinkedIn and Facebook
    • It is not what you know that matters, it is who you know that makes all the difference.
  • 24. POWER OF NETWORK
  • 25. 8. LEAD IN THE COMMUNITY.
    • Get involved in the community in something you are passionate about.
    • Seek a leadership role in the organization.
    • Consciously use leadership skills. Try new approaches.
    • Focus on making a difference.
  • 26. TURBO CHARGER: READ. A LOT.
    • Recommended Reading:
    • How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
    • Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott
    • Boom! 7 Choices for Blowing the Doors off Business as Usual by K. and J. Freiberg
    • The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
    • Freakonomics by Levitt and Dubner
  • 27. QUESTIONS? Contact Information Jason Lauritsen [email_address] 402.651.4148 www.JasonLauritsen.com